Dr Jem Rongong

BEng, MSc, PhD, MIMechE, CEng

Dr J Rongong

Senior Lecture

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
UK

Telephone: +44(0)114 222 7845
Fax: +44(0)114 222 7890

email : j.a.rongong@sheffield.ac.uk


Profile

Dr Jem Rongong has been involved in research into vibration damping technologies since the early 1990s. This has included a period as the Deputy Director of the Rolls-Royce Materials Damping UTC (200-2007). Jem has been a member of the academic staff in the Department since 2004.

Areas of Research

Viscoelastic damping materials
• development, analysis and testing of polymers
• design and testing of syntactic foams and other multiphase systems

Surface damping treatments
• free and constrained layer systems using organic and ceramic materials
• methods of application

Friction-based systems
• design and analysis of particle dampers including the use of discrete element analysis
• granular polymeric materials as fillers
• metal mesh and other dry fibre systems

Active & Adaptive Structures
• active constrained layer damping
• adaptive particle dampers
• shape memory actuated systems

Design of damped components
• hollow turbomachinery blades
• numerical optimisation techniques including genetic algorithms and cellular automata
• composite structures

Current Research Grants

• Durable syntactic foams, Rolls-Royce plc, 2008-2010
• Rubber spring model, BAE Systems, 2009-2010
• Uncertainty propagation in structures, systems and processes, EPSRC Platform, 2006-2011

Recently completed research
• Design of damping coatings across the length scales, The British Council (2007-2008)
• Artima: Increasing the life of aerospace structures through combined active vibration control and structural health monitoring. EU Framework 7 (2004-2007)
• Advact: Morphing aeroengine parts using shape memory materials, EU Framework 7 (2004-2008)
• Semiactive particle dampers: modelling and control of nonlinearity in particle dampers, EPSRC 2005-2007)
• Rolls-Royce UTC in Materials Damping (1998-2007)

Teaching

MEC201: Dynamics of Structures and Machines - Module leader
MEC 330: Experiments and Modelling
MEC333: Integrated Design Skills

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Curiel Sosa J, Ahmad MIM & Rongong J (2017) Development of modified-Rousselier model for creep damage problems in eXtended finite element method (XFEM) approach. CFRAC 2017. Nantes, France, 14 June 2017 - 16 June 2017.
  • Rahim MISA, Horoshenkov K, Rongong J, Ahmadi H & Picken J (2017) Dynamic properties of epoxidised natural rubber. 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2017
  • Tang N, Rongong J, Lord C & Sims N (2016) Experimental investigation and modeling of dynamic performance of wave springs. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, 5 September 2016 - 7 September 2016. View this article in WRRO
  • Lord C, Tang N & Rongong J (2016) Damping of metallic wool with embedded rigid body motion amplifiers. Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Structural Control View this article in WRRO
  • Asker H, Rongong J & Lord C (2016) Mathematical and numerical evaluation of the damping behaviour for a multi-strand bar. Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Structural Control, 11 July 2016 - 13 July 2016. View this article in WRRO
  • Tang N, Sims N & Rongong J (2016) Modelling of an adjustable TMD incorporating an elastomeric O-ring. Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics View this article in WRRO
  • Lord C & Rongong J (2016) Stiffness and damping of ordered frictional mesh material. ICSV 2016 - 23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration: From Ancient to Modern Acoustics
  • Lord C & Rongong J (2015) A microslip model for layered structures subjected to bending. Vibroengineering Procedia, Vol. 6 (pp 341-345)
  • Tang N, Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (2015) Nonlinear behaviour of tangled metal wire particle dampers. Proceedings of International Conference on Structural Engineering Dynamics 2015. Lagos, Portugal, 22 June 2015 - 24 June 2015. View this article in WRRO
  • Wickramasinghe KS, Tomlinson RA & Rongong JA (2015) In situ observation of NiTi transformation behaviour: A micro-macro approach. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol. 6 (pp 13-20) View this article in WRRO
  • Rehman AU, Worden K, Rongong JA & IEEE (2014) Fatigue Crack Detection in Vibrating Structures Using Outlier Detection Analysis. 2014 IEEE GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE (GLOBECOM 2014) (pp 2298-2303)
  • Chandrasekhar K, Rongong JA & Cross EJ (2014) Frequency and amplitude dependent behaviour of tangled metal wire dampers. Proceedings of ISMA 2014 - International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering and USD 2014 - International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics (pp 559-572)
  • Kaka D, Rongong J, Hodzic A & Lord C (2014) Dynamic mechanical properties of carbon nanotube-peek nanocomposite. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
  • Rehman AU, Worden K, Rongong JA & Mughal HU (2013) Coulomb friction-induced damping estimation at the crack interface for cantilever-type specimen. 11th International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics. Pisa, Italy, 1 July 2013 - 3 July 2013.
  • Yang K, Worden K & Rongong JA (2013) Damage detection in a glass plate using outlier analysis. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 569-570 (pp 847-853)
  • Rongong JA & Abbas H (2013) Damping from metal swarf. International Conference on Structural Engineering Dynamics. Sesimbra, Portugal, 17 June 2013 - 19 June 2013.
  • Kaka DO, Rongong JA & Hodzic A (2013) Investigation of dynamic mechanical properties of CNT reinforced thermoplastic polymer. Deformation and Fracture of Composites (DFC-12), 8 April 2013 - 11 April 2013.
  • Lord C & Rongong J (2013) A single layer constitutive model for the dynamics and vibration damping of layered built-up structures using microslip and macroslip models. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
  • Rehman AU, Shah FH, Worden K & Rongong JA (2013) Damage identification in the mistuned bladed system utilizing the outlier analysis. Research and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013 (pp 2309-2314)
  • Darabi B, Rongong JA & IOP (2012) Amplitude dependent damping from granular viscoelastics. MODERN PRACTICE IN STRESS AND VIBRATION ANALYSIS 2012 (MPSVA 2012), Vol. 382
  • Rongong JA (2011) Damping technologies for demanding applications. International Conference on Structural Engineering Dynamics. Tavira, Portugal, 20 June 2011 - 22 June 2011.
  • Rehman AU, Worden K & Rongong JA (2011) Identification and quantification of nonlinearities arising from a crack operating in flexural and torsion mode. 4th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference. Istanbul, Turkey, 9 May 2011 - 11 May 2011.
  • Rehman AU, Rongong JA & Worden K (2011) Experimental investigation of MAC based crack detection technique for repeating structures. 4th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference,. Istanbul, Turkey, 9 May 2011 - 11 May 2011.
  • Tan CS, Rongong JA & Ghassemieh E (2011) Large Strain Behaviour of Syntactic Foam Damping Material. Deformation and Fracture of Composites (DFC-11) & Structural Integrity and Multi-scale Modelling (SI. Cambridge, UK, 13 April 2011 - 15 April 2011.
  • Lord CE, Rongong JA & Hodzic A (2011) The behavior of naturally debonded composites due to bending using a meso level model. DFC11 (Deformation and Fracture of Composites), Cambridge, DFC11 & SI5. Cambridge, UK, 13 April 2011 - 15 April 2011.
  • Rehman AU, Worden K & Rongong JA (2011) Fatigue crack detection in vibrating structures using outlier detection analysis. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2011 (pp 2298-2303)
  • Rehman AU, Worden K & Rongong JA (2011) An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Damage Detection in a Mistuned Bladed Disc. STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING 2011: CONDITION-BASED MAINTENANCE AND INTELLIGENT STRUCTURES, VOL 1 (pp 1258-1265)
  • Rehman AU, Worden K & Rongong JA (2011) Understanding the Effects of a Breathing Crack on the Dynamic Response of Cantilever-type Structures for Damage Detection. STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING 2011: CONDITION-BASED MAINTENANCE AND INTELLIGENT STRUCTURES, VOL 1 (pp 848-855)
  • Rehman AU, Worden K & Rongong JA (2011) Amplitude dependent crack characterization of growing fatigue cracks. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol. 5 (pp 83-92)
  • Lord CE, Rongong JA & Hodzic A (2011) The use of layered composites for passive vibration damping. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol. 3 (pp 289-298)
  • Morales AL, Rongong JA & Sims ND (2010) Estudio de la influencia de la incertidumbre en el control active con materiales inteligentes. XVIII Congreso Nacional de Ingenieria Mecanica (pp 200). Ciudad Real, Spain, 3 November 2010 - 5 November 2010.
  • Wang H, Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (2010) Nonlinear static and dynamic properties of metal rubber dampers. ISMA 2010. Leuven, Belgium, 20 September 2010 - 22 September 2010.
  • Lord CE, Rongong JA & Hodzic A (2010) Linearized Material Properties of Nonlinear Interfacial Contact for Layered Composites. International Conference on Interfaces & Interphases in Multicomponent Materials Conference. Sheffield, UK, 1 September 2010 - 3 September 2010.
  • Lord CL, Rongong JA & Hodzic A (2010) Linearised material properties of nonlinear interfacial contact for laminate composites. 4th Materials KTN, Societal Challenges – Material Solutions. London, 22 April 2010.
  • Lord CE, Rongong JA & Hodzic A (2010) Effective bulk properties of layered composites with 1D interfacial bonds. BSSM, New approaches for performance definition of composite materials and structures. Teddington, UK, 11 March 2010.
  • Rehman AU, Worden K & Rongong JA (2010) Crack Detection in Mistuned Repeating Structures. PROCEEDINGS OF ISMA2010 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING INCLUDING USD2010 (pp 1083-1097)
  • Rehman AU, Rongong JA & Worden K (2010) DETECTION OF DAMAGE IN REPEATING STRUCTURES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME TURBO EXPO 2010, VOL 6, PTS A AND B (pp 1053-1061)
  • Tai YH, Wong CX, Asquith DT, Yerokhin A, Yates JR & Rongong J (2009) Damping of Flexible Structures with PEO Coating. International Conference of Fracture. Ottawa, Canada
  • Hickey D, Rongong J, Spencer A & Worden K (2009) Error bounds on master curves from least-squares estimation. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Wong CX, Spencer AB & Rongong JA (2009) Effects of enclosure geometry on particle damping performance. 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
  • Wong CX & Rongong JA (2008) Control of particle damper nonlinearity. 49th AIAA/ASME Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference. Schaumberg, IL, 7 April 2008 - 10 April 2008.
  • Rongong JA, Tomlinson GR, Stepanova I, Ivanenko A & Panin S (2008) Damping properties of syntactic foams with nanoparticulate additives. Institution of Mechanical Engineers - 9th International Conference on Vibrations in Rotating Machinery, Vol. 2 (pp 745-759)
  • Chetwynd D, Mustapha F, Worden K, Rongong JA, Pierce SG & Barton J (2007) Damage location in a stiffened composite panel using Lamb waves and neural networks. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Rongong JA, Chia CM, Lew TL & Worden K (2007) Optimisation of passive and active constrained layer dampers for panel vibrations over broad frequency and temperature ranges. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Vol. 5 (pp 4646-4655)
  • Wong CX, Daniel MC & Rongong JA (2007) Prediction of the amplitude dependent behaviour of particle dampers. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Vol. 4 (pp 4167-4182)
  • Chetwynd D, Lew TL, Worden K & Rongong JA (2007) Damage detection in an aluminium plate with an active constrained layer damping treatment. Damage Assessment of Structures VII, Vol. 347 (pp 205-212)
  • Chetwynd D, Worden K, Mustapha F & Rongong JA (2007) Damage detection using prior wavelet decompositions. Damage Assessment of Structures VII, Vol. 347 (pp 145-150)
  • Kireitseu MV, Tomlinson GR, Hui D, Bochkareva LV & Rongong JA (2006) Advanced design and modeling of nanoparticle-reinforced damping materials. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 57(2) (pp 95-111)
  • Kireitseu MV, Tomlinson GR, Lu J, Williams RA & Rongong JA (2006) Advanced nanoparticle-reinforced composite materials in air-blast and vibration damping protection.. Polymer Nanocomposites, Vol. 31 (pp 31-41). San Antonio, Texas, USA, 12 March 2006 - 16 March 2006.
  • Kireitseu MV, Tomlinson GR & Rongong JA (2006) Vibration damping properties of nanoparticle/tube/fibre-reinforced materials. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2006, Vol. 2 (pp 461-464)
  • Chetwynd D, Mustapha F, Worden K & Rongong J (2006) Damage detection in plates using transducers mounted on viscoelastic damping layers. Proceedings of the Third European Workshop Structural Health Monitoring 2006 (pp 300-307)
  • Wong CX & Rongong JA (2006) Macromodel characterisation and application of particle dampers to vibrating structures. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Vol. 10 (pp 7327-7344)
  • Chia CM, Rongong JA & Worden K (2006) Structural optimisation using a hybrid cellular automata (HCA) algorithm. Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis VI, Proceedings, Vol. 5-6 (pp 93-100)
  • Tomlinson GR, Remillat C, Patsias S & Rongong JA (2005) Designing materials for suppressing vibration. NOVEM 2005. Saint Raphaël, France, 18 April 2005 - 21 April 2005.
  • Rongong JA (2005) Amplitude dependent behaviour of particle dampers. 10th Annual High Cycle Fatigue Conference (HCF 2005). New Orleans, 8 March 2005 - 11 March 2005.
  • Chen Q, Worden K & Rongong J (2005) Characterisation of particle dampers using restoring force surface technique. STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS - EURODYN 2005, VOLS 1-3 (pp 1785-1790)
  • Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (2005) Amplitude dependent behaviour in the application of particle dampers to vibrating structures. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Vol. 10 (pp 6433-6441)
  • Rongong JA & Williams RJ (2004) Lightweight, polymeric cavity filler for damping hollow fan blade vibrations.. 9th Annual High Cycle Fatigue Conference (HCF 2004). Pinehurst, North Carolina, 16 March 2004 - 19 March 2004.
  • Rongong JA (2003) The design of particle dampers for suppressing resonant vibrations. EIS Symposium on Nose, Vibration and Harshness. Coventry, UK, 6 November 2003.
  • Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (2003) Passive damping materials for the future. Second Int. Workshop on Damping Technologies – Materials and Devices for the Next Decade. Stellenbosch, South Africa, 24 March 2003 - 26 March 2003.
  • Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (2002) Vibration damping using granular viscoelastic materials. PROCEEDINGS OF ISMA 2002: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING, VOLS 1-5 (pp 431-440)
  • Scarpa F, Landi FP, Rongong JA & Tomlinson G (2002) Improving the MSE method through a weighted damping IRS technique. PROCEEDINGS OF ISMA 2002: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING, VOLS 1-5 (pp 403-409)
  • Scarpa F, Landi FP, Rongong JA, DeWitt L & Tomlinson G (2002) Improving the MSE method for viscoelastic damped structures. SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 2002: DAMPING AND ISOLATION, Vol. 4697 (pp 25-34)
  • Buravalla V, Rongong J, Goruppa AA, Tomlinson GR & Jones FR (2001) Enhancement and evaluation of damping performance in layered CLD type coatings. SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 2001: DAMPING AND ISOLATION, Vol. 4331 (pp 198-208)
  • Worden K, Cheung LY & Rongong JA (2001) Damage detection in an aircraft component model. PROCEEDINGS OF IMAC-XIX: A CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS, VOLS 1 AND 2, Vol. 4359 (pp 1234-1241)
  • Rongong JA (2001) Reducing vibration levels using 'Smart Joint' concepts. NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING, VOLS 1 - 3, PROCEEDINGS (pp 817-824)
  • Landi FP, Scarpa F, Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (2001) Improving the MSE method for damped structures. NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING, VOLS 1 - 3, PROCEEDINGS (pp 317-324)
  • Rongong JA & Kazakoff AB (1999) Identification of the influence of shock impact on the non-linear dynamic behaviour of double mass viscoelastic systems. 2nd International Conference on Identification in Engineering Systems (pp 276-287). Swansea
  • Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (1999) Damped joints for thin-plate structures. SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 1999: PASSIVE DAMPING AND ISOLATION, Vol. 3672 (pp 298-307)
  • Bhattacharya B, Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (1999) Vibration suppression performance of piezoceramic and magnetostrictive materials in constrained layer damping. SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 1999: PASSIVE DAMPING AND ISOLATION, Vol. 3672 (pp 242-250)
  • Patsias S, Rongong JA & Worden K (1998) Detection of defects in a metal plate using Lamb waves and piezoelectric sensors. EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS, VOLS 1 AND 2 (pp 767-772)
  • Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (1997) Passive and active constrained layer damping of ring type structures. PASSIVE DAMPING AND ISOLATION - SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 1997, Vol. 3045 (pp 282-292)
  • Rongong JA & Tomlinson GR (1996) Smart Structures and Materials: Implications for Military Aircraft of New Generation. AGARD Lecture Series, Vol. 205 (pp 6-1-6-5)
  • Rongong JA, Wright JR, Wynne RJ & Tomlinson GR (1994) Modelling of active damping for the extensional vibration of a beam. IUTAM Symposium on Active Control (pp 255-262). Bath, 5 September 1994 - 8 September 1994.
  • Asker HA, Rongong JA & Lord CE () Stiffness and loss factor of unbonded, multi-strand beams under flexural deformation. International Conference on Engineering Vibration. Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7 September 2015 - 10 September 2015. View this article in WRRO
  • Kaka DO, Rongong JA, Hodzic A & Lord CE () Dynamic mechanical properties of woven carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials. Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 July 2015 - 24 July 2015. View this article in WRRO
  • Lord CE & Rongong JA () A tangential microslip model for circularly and elliptically loaded structures. Noise and Vibration – Emerging Technologies (NOVEM2015). Dubrovnik, Croatia, 13 April 2015 - 15 April 2015.
  • Kireitseu M-V, Tomlinson G, Lu J, Altenbach H, Rongong G, Bochkareva L-V & Hui D () Preliminary Results on Vibration Damping Properties of Nanoscale-Reinforced Composite Materials. Dans European Nano Systems Worshop - ENS 2005, Paris : France (2005)
  • Carre MJ, Almagirby A, Walton J & Rongong JA () Vibration transmissibility measurement of glove materials under different grip forces. Human Responses to Vibration. Southampton, UK, 9 September 2015 - 10 September 2015. View this article in WRRO